When you see mold or mildew growing around your windows you may think, “Gross, let me clean that up.” Cleaning it up is a good idea, but even better is to figure out why there is mold growth around your windows and get to the root of the problem. Mold or mildew on your window frames, sills, and around the window area can be a sign of a much bigger problem. Sometimes the solutions may be to call a window company, other times a contractor may be needed.
Why Mold and Mildew Grow on Windows Sills and Frames
Mold and mildew need moisture to grow. We expect condensation in the bathroom but that’s also one of the easiest condensation problems to solve. Just running the bathroom fan can help remove the condensation from the air and reduce its. If the weather permits, opening the window is another way to reduce it.
If your condensation is on windows not in the bathroom, check the caulk around the windows both inside and out. Sometimes fresh caulk can reduce condensation from building up. Another reason it sometimes happens is if you have several plants in front of one window. Plants give off moisture and can make a window fog up.
If you notice condensation between the window panes, it’s another problem all together. You likely need to call a window company to discuss replacing that window. When the window seal is damaged due to age or structural issues, condensation occurs. This means your windows aren’t providing your home with the protection they’re intended to provide. Your local window company can quote replacement windows.
Mildew Around a Window
If you have mildew growing around the window, your problem may be more serious than a window company can handle. Moisture around windows is a sign of a leak from somewhere in your home. Roof leaks show themselves wherever the water can get to and around windows is a common place for water to go. Water follows the path of least resistance and sometimes that is around and below your windows. Another cause is poorly sealed siding. If you notice your siding is cracked, peeling away from your home, or has a hole in it, water may be getting into your howindow companyme and your window may not be the source at all.
If you have mold or mildew on your windows or around them and think the problem may be more than just excess condensation, Cooley Roofing and Construction can help. We’re more than a window company. We provide professional roof repair and can replace your roof or siding too in the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas. Call us for a no obligation inspection and free quote on any of our replacement services – (336) 766-6488.